Michael Jay Fotograf Berlin

Selling photos across agencies

January 7, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf

Another year has passed – thanks for 2014

Last year, I have written my look back to the first year of “independence” as well as an outlook to the second year at the end of January. As my exclusivity with iStock ran out at that time, it was logical. … Continue reading

November 26, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf

iStock changes payment schedules

In a forum post and email sent out to contributors, iStock/Getty have announced another major change for contributors. Actually there are two major changes: First of all iStock is now also formally be replaced by Getty Images as our contract … Continue reading

September 29, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf

Making more money from Shutterstock than iStock

September marks a new personal milestone in my overall earnings levels since I went non-exclusive from iStockphoto at the end of 2012: Especially Shutterstock and Stocksy United have returned new record numbers this month. Not saying too much about Stocksy … Continue reading

February 4, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf

How to make a living from selling 33 cents images

I am not shy talking about the amount of money I have been making from my photography in the past years. And I have been vocal about microstock or stock photography in general. So I get some feedback every now … Continue reading